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Millions have gone missing from a quake recovery fund in Mexico

By Mark A. Bonta / September 24, 2019 / Comments Off on Millions have gone missing from a quake recovery fund in Mexico

In September 2017, Mexico City was rocked by a magnitude 7.1 earthquake in which over 200 people died in building collapses. The high death toll was blamed on lax building codes, and a lack of effective regulation and government oversight of the construction industry. [RELATED: “Corruption blamed for hundreds of deaths in Mexico City earthquake”] […]

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Corruption is blamed for hundreds of deaths in Mexico City earthquake

By Mark A. Bonta / September 18, 2018 / Comments Off on Corruption is blamed for hundreds of deaths in Mexico City earthquake

The deaths of hundreds of people in at least 28 of the 38 collapses in the 2017 earthquake in Mexico City were neither random nor unpreventable. Critics say the death toll was caused by a selective failure to enforce some of the strictest and most admired “quake-proof” building codes in world, put in place after […]

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